Airships: A Hindenburg and Zeppelin History Site is honored as Cruising the Past’s Website of the Month.


The Hindenburg at Lakehurst , New Jersey.  Nazi colors – months before its fatal crash.

Airships: A Hindenburg and Zeppelin History Site is honored as Cruising the Past’s Website of the Month. The Hindenburg was the “Titanic” of the sky.

Dan Grossman’s excellent website – – features the best historical look at this fascinating area of transpiration history and the Hindenburg.  There are great photos and terrific images.   Pages and blogs cover marvelous details of the Graf Zeppelin, Hindenburg, U.S. Navy Airships, and other Dirigibles. is filled with information at the technology and science which was expressed by the popular culture of the Machine Age, and which included the wild public enthusiasm for zeppelins in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Dining room aboard the Hindenburg – courtesy of is an historical site and not commercial.

The site is done as a public service and is probably the best academic reference on the subject available in cyberspace.

It is a tribute to Dan’s passion for the subject.

Hindenburg (flying over New York) – Ship of Dreams by Marii Chernev

The website feature’s the finest and most accurate look at the famous Hindenberg – best known for the 1937 disaster that destroyed the great airship in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The “Titanic” of the sky.

Unlike many websites featuring the Hindenberg, is the most detailed and accurate look at the famous dirigible.

There is a complete history of the ship along with great information on the design, interiors, the disaster, famous passengers and Count Ferdinand on Zeppelin.

Dan will be a guest contributor on curisingthepast in the future with wonderful pieces on this ear of the cruising the past.

We urge you to visit Dan’s excellent website: It is a feast of academic research, wonderful images and a great tribute to the Hindenburg.

Click here to see more about the Hindenburg.

Poster from the Robert Wise 1975 film HINDENBURG.



About Michael L. Grace

During the mid-80s, Michael Grace worked as a writer on the TV Hit Series THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote many of the two hour special featuring great stars of the past, including Lana Turner, Claire Trevor, Anne Baxter, Ethel Merman, Alexis Smith, etc. The public’s access to these stars, in familiar dramas and comedies, made them want to go on a cruise. They could see the stars in an ordinary world as “regular” people. The phenomenally successful series was responsible for creating the cruise industry as we know it today. By the time he was writing for Love Boat, the great steamship companies and their liners were flying hand me down foreign flags, painted like old whores, scrapped or doing three day cruises to the Bahamas. He had sailed on over thirty ships and liners with his parents, aunt and grandmother in late 50s to early 70s. The very successful CRUISING THE PAST website has been an outgrowth of Michael’s strong interest in cruise and social history. Drawing on his own knowledge and a vast maritime and social history collection, he is able to produce a very successful website. Michael is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. He has written for television and films. Read more by going to "About" (on the above dashboard) and clicking "Editor"…